This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for June 9, 2008 covering the period
June 2 - June 8, 2008.  


A GREAT EGRET was seen at Brattleboro Retreat Meadows on 6/6 and at Dead
Creek WMA on 6/7.


A DUNLIN was spotted at Kent Pond on 6/4.


Two YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were sighted in Rutland on 6/5.


Seven COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in Shelburne on 6/2.  Two WHIP-POOR-WILLS
were observed in Brandon on 6/8.


Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were sighted in Rutland on 6/2.


A BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was seen in Saxton's River on 6/2.  The male CERULEAN
WARBLER at Wilmarth Woods on Snake Mt. was sighted as recently as 6/8 (3/4
way up the 1st trail to the summit of Snake Mountain) and a second sighting
of a CERULEAN WARBLER near Snake Mountain occurred in Bridport.  One is also
being seen regularly in St. George.


There was an unconfirmed report of an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at the
unprecedented late date of 6/7 at Lake Pauline. 


This weekly Vermont birding report is a service of the Vermont Center for
Ecostudies (VCE).  VCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
understanding and conservation of birds and other wildlife.  With a reach
extending from northern New England through the Caribbean to South America,
our work in wildlife research and population monitoring unites people and
science for conservation.  Our offices are located in White River Junction.
Please visit VCE's web site at . 


Please report your sightings of rare or unusual birds to VCE, or email
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Vermont eBird at


Mary Holland

Chris Rimmer

Kent McFarland

Roz Renfrew

Vermont RBA Compilers,

Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE)